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Jim Carroll

Jim Carroll s bestselling memoir "The Basketball Diaries" was first released in 1978 and adapted as a film in 1995. Carroll s work includes several collections of poetry as well as a asecond memoir, "Forces Entries: The Downtown Diaries 1971-1973." As the leader of The Jim Carroll Band he released three albums as well as several spoken word recordings. He died in New York City on September 11, 2009."